The first female to go into the training pipeline to become a combat controller started the special warfare preparatory course on October 14th. A prior female planned to enter the course but was reclassified before starting. Another is seeking to become a pararescueman but has not yet started training. Lt. Jeremy Huggins states that “there is no specific timeline as to when we’ll see our first woman serving as a special warfare airman.” The courses required to enter these fields are extremely rigorous and push one’s limit physically, mentally, and psychologically, making it difficult for anyone interested in these paths.
November 16, 2019